September 9, 2019
The Superintendent’s Spud Award is presented to Chris Murphy for his distinguished service that positively impacts the community. As a sports reporter for The Forum, Murphy has done far more than write game stories and report scores. He has a skill for finding the human side of high school sports, which he has shared in his stories about Spud athletes and athletes from other area schools.
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December 10, 2018
The Superintendent’s Spud Award is presented to Haley Dellaneva for her distinguished service that positively impacts the community. Since 2011 Dellaneva, with the support of her family, has raised more than $170,000 to provide milk for students in the Moorhead, Fargo and West Fargo school districts through Haley’s Milk Run, a volunteer motorcycle run during the summer. In 2018 each school district received $11,500 from Haley’s Milk Run to help elementary students receive milk for snack break during the school year.
May 2, 2018
The Superintendent’s Spud Award is presented to the 2018 AVID seniors for their leadership to underclassmen and their distinguished service at Moorhead High School. The AVID seniors have organized successful fundraisers for charities, given tours to new students, and taught Moorhead High faculty how AVID strategies help the students learn and be successful in all classrooms while maintaining good attendance and GPAs over 2.0. The 2018 AVID seniors are Fatuma Abdallah, Abigail Aguilar, Khadija Ali, Madison Gunnufson, Clay Hall, Blair Jackson, Kaitlyn Jarrett, Deion Larry, Chrah Maii, Avyan Mejdeen, Sofia Perez Chupina, Dominic Ramirez, Salena Rock, Justin Rudnick, Lydia Shaia, Anndy Trieu, Otis Weah and David Wichmann.
October 26, 2015
The Superintendent’s Spud Award is presented to Moorhead High School student Devon Solwold for his distinguished service and dedication in helping to create the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) behavioral expectation videos for Ellen Hopkins Elementary School. His volunteer work on the production and post-production editing made the videos look professional and complete.
May 11, 2015
The Superintendent’s Spud Award is presented to Travis Evert, Moorhead High School student, for his leadership and distinguished service in presenting to teachers and administrators about his use of assistive technology at the Charting the C’s state conference in April 2015.
April 13, 2015
The Superintendent’s Spud Award is presented to Jace Duffield, North Dakota State University student and volunteer Destination Imagination team manager, for his distinguished service and dedication in managing the students and communicating with parents while serving as a volunteer team manager for a group of Ellen Hopkins Elementary second-grade students in Destination Imagination.
January 26, 2015
The Superintendent’s Spud Award is presented to Shannon Rieder, fourth-grade teacher at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary School, for her distinguished service in fostering a love for learning and enjoyment of reading in her students.
May 27, 2014
The Superintendent’s Spud Award is presented to Horizon Middle School students Alonzo Cruz, Zaman Mohammed-Ridha, Joshua Acevedo, Maryam Al Bayati, Dunya Ali, Eduardo Cardona, Griselda Cervantes, Anadia Cruz, Bujar Djemailji, Dzevahira Dzemailji, Sali Kakos, Ismael Perez, Mirna Shaia, Charles Sulaica and Fljurijan Zuka and teacher Amy Taylor for their leadership in planning and implementing We Act global (Free the Children We Create Change fundraiser) and local (T-shirt fundraiser and tie-blanket assembly for Roger Maris Cancer Center) projects the 2013-14 school year.
February 24, 2014
The Superintendent’s Spud Award is presented to Moorhead High School mathematics teacher Brian Olmanson for his innovation in teaching. Olmanson is using the “flipped” method of teaching for students and has provided parent meetings to help parents understand the strategy.
January 27, 2014
The Superintendent’s Spud Award is presented to Horizon Middle School student Dylan Stage for his leadership and dedication. Stage demonstrates responsibility for academics, commitment to his school attendance, and respect and kindness for others.
December 9, 2013
The Superintendent’s Spud Award is presented to kindergarten teachers Su Botner and Deb Dawson, S.G. Reinertsen/Probstfield Elementary, Colleen Geffe-Dahle, Robert Asp Elementary, and Megan Hilleren, Ellen Hopkins Elementary, for their distinguished service and leadership. This team of teachers has provided leadership over the summer and this fall in planning and implementing the district’s all-day kindergarten program.